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World Day of Physical Activity, Move for Health

Friday, April 5th, 2013

World Day of Physical Activity, Move for Health

The Generalitat of Catalonia boosts for the fourth consecutive year, the celebration of the World Day of Physical Activity, on 6th April 2013. The events to participate can be organised from 3rd to 21st April. The main message to transmit is "accumulate 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day."

Since 2002 the World Health Organization by an official resolution “urges Member States to celebrate a ‘Move for Health’ day each year to promote physical activity as essential for health and well being”.

To celebrate you can organize sports events or just add physical activity into our daily activities. Any proposals, such as dancing, cycling or walking at a good pace, serve to improve our health.

Last year, under the slogan "I practice what I publish", the CREAL staff was encourage to move by bike, walking or skating to come to the research center and do not use the elevator. A hundred people participated and we gathered it in a poster.

The proposal of the WHO initiative comes from a previous and successful one organised by Agita Sao Paulo in Brazil and AgitaMundo network that manages, year after year, bringing together around 2,500 participants 5,400,000 events around the world.


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